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LINGUIST List 18.424

Wed Feb 07 2007

Calls: General Linguistics/Belgium; General Linguistics/Greece

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Helene Mazo, Interspeech 2007
        2.    Elissavet Nouchoutidou, 4th Athens Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Message 1: Interspeech 2007
Date: 05-Feb-2007
From: Helene Mazo <mazoelda.org>
Subject: Interspeech 2007

Full Title: Interspeech 2007

Date: 27-Aug-2007 - 31-Aug-2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact Person: Dirk Van Compernolle
Meeting Email: infointerspeech2007.org
Web Site: http://www.interspeech2007.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

Interspeech 2007 is the eighth conference in the annual series of Interspeech
events and also the tenth biennial Eurospeech conference. The conference is
jointly organized by scientists from the Netherlands and Belgium, and will be
held in Antwerp, Belgium, August 27-31, 2007, under the sponsorship of the
International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

The Interspeech meetings are considered to be the top international conferences
in spoken language processing, with more than 1000 attendees
from universities, industry, and government agencies. The conference offers
the prospect of meeting the future leaders of our field, exchanging ideas,
and exploring opportunities for collaboration, employment, and sales through
keynote talks, tutorials, technical sessions, exhibits, and poster sessions.
In recent years the Interspeech meetings have taken place in a number of
exciting venues including most recently Pittsburgh, Lisbon, Jeju Island
(Korea), Geneva, Denver, Aalborg (Denmark), and Beijing.

Interspeech 2007
August 27--31, 2007
Antwerp, Belgium

Call for Papers (paper submission is now open)

Interspeech is the world's largest and most comprehensive conference
on Speech Science and Speech Technology and it solicits papers in the
following areas and topics:

Human speech production, perception and communication
Phonology and phonetics
Discourse and dialogue
Prosody (production, perception, prosodic structure)
Paralinguistic and nonlinguistic cues (e.g. emotion and expression)
Speech production
Speech perception
Physiology and pathology
Spoken language acquisition, development and learning

Speech and Language technology
Speech and audio processing
Speech enhancement
Speech coding and transmission
Spoken language generation and synthesis
Speech recognition
Spoken language understanding
Accent and language identification
Cross-lingual and multi-lingual processing
Multimodal/multimedia signal processing
Speaker characterization and recognition

Spoken language systems and applications
Dialogue systems
Systems for information retrieval
Systems for translation
Applications for aged and handicapped persons
Applications for learning and education
Other applications

Resources, standardization and evaluation
Spoken language resources and annotation
Evaluation and standardization

Paper Submission:

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length, four-page
papers (including figures and references) via the conference
website by March 23, 2007 midnight at the International Date
Line West. Since the conference takes place early this year, the
paper submission deadline will not be postponed by any significant
amount of time.

The paper preparation guidelines can be found on the conference
website. They stipulate that authors may submit multimedia files
to illustrate their contribution. These multimedia files will
have to be incorporated in one ZIP archive.

The conference will host several Special Sessions (see conference
website). If authors want their paper to be considered for one
of these Sessions, they can specify that during paper submission.
Irrespective of this specification, all papers will follow the same
electronic review procedure.

Authors will have to declare that their contribution is original
and not being submitted for publication elsewhere (e.g., another
conference, workshop, or journal).

Each corresponding author will be notified by e-mail of the acceptance
or rejection of his paper by May 25, 2007. Minor updates of accepted
papers will be allowed during May 25 - June 3, 2007.

More information is available on the conference website at

Important Dates:

Full paper submission deadline: March 23, 2007
Notification of paper acceptance/rejection: May 25, 2007
Early registration deadline: June 22, 2007

Dirk Van Compernolle, Lou Boves - Conference Chairs
Jean-Pierre Martens, Helmer Strik - Technical Program Chairs
Message 2: 4th Athens Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
Date: 05-Feb-2007
From: Elissavet Nouchoutidou <enouchouphil.uoa.gr>
Subject: 4th Athens Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Full Title: 4th Athens Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
Short Title: APC 4

Date: 01-Jun-2007 - 03-Jun-2007
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact Person: Elissavet Nouchoutidou
Meeting Email: enouchouphil.uoa.gr

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:
In 2001 the 1st Athens Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics was hosted by the
University of Athens. Since then, it has been organized biennially with the aim
of bringing together postgraduate students from within the various areas of the
discipline in order to discuss their research.

1st Call for Papers:
We are pleased to announce that the 4th Athens Postgraduate Conference in
Linguistics will take place on 1-3 June 2007 at the University of Athens.
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and
poster presentations of current postgraduate research. We welcome all
presentations on any topic in linguistics.

Abstract submission: 30 March 2007
Notification of acceptance: 20 April 2007
The languages of the conference are Greek and English.

Abstract submission guidelines:
- Abstracts should be sent electronically as attachment files (Word or PDF),
with ''abstract submission'' in the subject field to enouchouphil.uoa.gr.
- Length: up to 400 words.
- The abstract should be anonymous. The author's name, academic affiliation and
area of research should be included in the body of the e-mail.
- In the body of the message, please indicate ''presentation'' or ''poster
- If you are using any special font, please attach it to the message.
Only electronic submissions will be considered.

Presenters will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the
Proceedings of the 4th Athens Postgraduate Conference.

The invited speakers will be announced in the second call for papers.

We look forward to receiving your abstract and to seeing you soon in Athens.

The Organizing Committee

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